4) Friedrich Nietzsche, A Nietzsche Reader, ed. by R. J. Hollingdale, Penguin Classics, 1977.
5) Jean-Paul Sartre, Existentialism and Human Emotions, Citadel Press, 1987.
1) FIVE TEXT REPORTS
Before a text is discussed in class, each student has to turn in a brief account of the text in question. Each report has to be approx. one page long, indicating the main themes and/or arguments of the respective text. See schedule for deadlines. Focus only on the sections listed on the course outline. The purpose of these reports is not to demonstrate full comprehension of the text but to show that a text has been read.
2) ONE RESEARCH PAPER
This paper should be at least five pages long (it may be longer), typed, double-spaced, and in the appropriate academic format (title, correct quotations, etc.). An outline with brief bibliography has to be handed in by mid-semester. Deadlines: Outline – Oct. 29, Final Paper: Dec. 10. Papers received after this deadline will not be accepted! See separate handout for details and topics. For problems with writing papers, please consult the Writing Center (Islip Arts Building 101).
3) MIDTERM EXAM
Covering the first half of the course material (Plato, Descartes) – one essay, definitions, and brief essay questions.
4) FINAL EXAM
Covering the second half of the course material (Hume, Nietzsche, Sartre) – one essay, definitions, and brief essay questions.
5) CLASS PARTICIPATION, READING ASSIGNMENTS AND BEHAVIOR